A blog for and by a group of certifiable and committed cyclists (aka, Cyclopaths) from the Puyallup, Tacoma, and Seattle area. Follow The Puyallup Cyclopaths' adventures as they ride in the mountains of the Northwest and beyond.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
2017_07_06 Puyallup/Tacoma to Santa Barbara Trip (Leon Matz & Mike Smith) (Day 6)
Author: Leon Matz
Port Orford to Crescent City CA. Day 6
With a small breakfast at a local diner we hit the road! The day started at about 47 degrees and low clouds and ended with low clouds and 57 degrees! We wore our coats most of the day.The low clouds and mist camouflaged the beautiful coastline but was a beauty of its own! I would have preferred seeing the morning sun hitting to rocks and waves!
Before we both get on the bikes, we moan about being tired and sore; but once we get going, most of the pain flows away thank goodness!
After 27 miles, we came to Gold Beach followed by a long climb! It was not overly steep, 2.5 miles in all!
After the climb, we came upon 3 young ladies celebrating their graduation from U of Texas in Austin. They were biking from Seattle to San Diego! They have been on the road for 2 weeks! They were fully loaded as they were camping their way south! What a terrific way to celebrate their achievement!!! They had wonderful smiles on their faces!